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Last updated: 15 January, 2023
Expert travel writer: Mandy Sinclair

This refined, amenity-packed boutique hotel is housed in a former mansion, just around the corner from the Dar el Bacha Palace.

Tree-lined terraces and cosy nooks provide idyllic spots for dining in-house. In keeping with the colonial style, oversized birdcages and peacock chairs add decorative touches, alongside the photography collection and birds of paradise flowers.

An Alice Through the Looking Glass type-door leads to an exquisite spa, housed in its own multi-level riad, complete with steamy hammam.

The location – the Dar el Bacha neighbourhood has been dubbed the Mayfair of Marrakech – couldn’t be better; steps away from the Secret Garden, interior design and fashion boutiques, and some of the medina’s best restaurants.

Surrounding area

With 24-hour security at the palace, this neighbourhood feels safe day and night, with the entrance to the riad just steps away from the palace where cars can pick up and drop off guests. Outside, the pace is as frenetic as anywhere else in the medina, but it does quieten down considerably in the evening.

Riad Tarabel is steps away from the Dar el Bacha palace (where Bacha Coffee is located), antique shops and contemporary designers.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers: Free on request
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: Nearby *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Souks of the Medina

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.7 miles]

The world’s quintessential Arabic bazaar, the Medina’s maze-like souks are a shopper’s paradise.

Best for ages: 13+ | Free

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Jemaa El Fna

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.8 miles]

UNESCO World Heritage-listed central square that hums with snake charmers, musicians, magicians and other exotics.

Best for ages: 6+ | Free

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Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

Fez-wearing cafe worker in front of wall covered in tin jars

Bacha Cafe

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.1 miles]

Nestled inside the Dar el Bacha palace, Bacha Cafe is elegance at its finest. Coffee recommendations are suggested based on time of day, and are best accompanied by a treat from the cake counter.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Moroccan bread for sale in a shop in Marrakech

Bab Doukkala Market

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.6 miles]

Bustling with fishmongers and butchers, street vendors selling in-season fruit and veg, bread fresh from the local oven, and more. In between, small kitchens serve street food specialties through the morning and afternoon.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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Tiled interior courtyard of a riad (traditional Moroccan home) with plants and a fountain

Photography Museum

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.7 miles]

Tranquil Medina riad housing an interesting collection of photographs documenting Moroccan life from the 1870s-1950s, that gives the best insight into life in the city before tourism arrived.

Best for ages: 18+ | £4

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View of Marrakech on a clear day from rooftop cafe

Rooftop cafe of Photography Museum

Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi, Morocco[0.7 miles]

A high terrace provides panoramic views of the medina, including the Atlas Mountains in winter months. Time a visit with when the muezzins call the prayer from the surrounding mosques for additional Arabian atmosphere.

Best for ages: 18+ | Free

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